Hong Kong, 23 May 2017: Senior Partner Colin Cohen is anticipating some productive discussions when he leads a Boase Cohen & Collins delegation to this week’s Ally Law AGM in New York.

Almost all of the global legal services organisation’s 60-plus law firms will attend the four-day gathering with a range of important topics on the agenda.

“Ally Law has made significant progress in the past couple of years with regard to expansion and raising its profile and this AGM will be crucial in ensuring we continue our upwards trajectory,” said Mr Cohen, a past President of Ally Law’s parent organisation, the International Alliance of Law Firms.

“As well as reviewing how Ally Law has performed in the past 12 months and planning for the coming year and beyond, we will be taking part in many substantive sessions devoted to business development, marketing and client issues. In addition, there will be plenty of networking with a chance to meet new member firms as well as old friends.”

A key feature of the AGM will be the Ally Law Client Seminar, entitled “Brave New World: Business and Legal Practice in Changing Times”, which will bring delegates face to face with global corporate decision makers with international legal needs. Keynote speaker at the seminar will be Antony Blinken, who served as US Deputy Secretary of State under President Barack Obama.

Mr Cohen, who will attend the AGM with BC&C Partner Usha Casewell and Assistant Solicitor Catherine Lau, added: “Of course, we also have some important clients in New York, so this trip provides an excellent opportunity to catch up with them. We have a full day of meetings scheduled before the AGM kicks off.”

The AGM, which rotates between Ally Law’s three regions – the Americas, Asia Pacific and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) – starts on Wednesday and is being hosted by New York law firm Phillips Nizer at the Marriott Marquis on Broadway. Last year’s gathering took place in Shanghai.